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Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner Review

is a Solution for:
Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Uneven Skin
indie lee coq-10 toner
July 12, 2014 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 5 Comments
TRU Rating
A rather disappointing toner that does not yield beneficial results


Fantastic packaging


Does not help dry patches

by Dawn

This was a rough review to write. On paper, everything about Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner ($32) looks great: alcohol-free, loaded with natural antioxidant CoQ-10, perfect for normal to dry skin thanks to aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. What's not to love, right?

Well, here's the thing: I found absolutely nothing to hate, that's for sure. But I didn't really find anything to love, either. In fact, I am not sure I even liked it all that much. It wasn't bad. It wasn't great. It was just... kinda there.

The bottle is fantastic, with a pump top that really controls how much toner comes out each time. So there's no waste, no danger of getting too much on your cotton pad or cotton ball. Three pumps was the perfect amount for me; it was enough to cover my whole face and even my neck, so that was great. I wish all toners came in a bottle like this, quite frankly.

I'm in my early 40s, and I used the toner twice a day religiously until the bottle was almost empty. In fact, my review was late because I kept using it, and using it, and using it, hoping to see something that would help me write the review. But to be completely honest, nothing happened. Nothing. No changes in my dry patches. No hydration boost anywhere. There were no adverse effects, which is nice, but there were no positive effects, either.

I admit, I am disappointed. But at least I know this one isn't worth it for me. Your mileage may vary, and I hope it does. Indie Lee uses great ingredients and their packaging is fantastic. Maybe I will have better luck next time.

  • November 25, 2016

    by Alicia

    Did you try using it as a setting spray rather?
    It worked nice that way for me.

  • July 14, 2014

    by Preksha @ TIA

    Hi Angela,
    I just wanted to clarify a bit further (and I also left this comment on the Rosehip Cleanser):

    We've recently brought this issue to the attention of Indie Lee and have received the following response, which I hope will help clarify your concerns:

    Indie designs our products and works closely with a bench chemist to create our eco-chic skincare offerings. Many companies reverse engineer products to arrive at the same ingredients. The concentration and quality of the ingredients can vary greatly among brands which is often the reason for the pricing discrepancy between similar looking products.

  • July 14, 2014

    by Angela

    Thank you, Marta!

  • July 13, 2014

    by Marta

    Hi Angela, you are right and we have brought this to the attention of Indie Lee. I believe that they have raised the issue with their chemist and manufacturer. In the meantime, we have been assured by Indie Lee that all the other products (aside from the cleanser, toner and Swiss Apple Serum) are originals.

  • July 12, 2014

    by Angela

    This is another Indie Lee product that has a twin in the CSI line (a Vitacost brand).
    See also Rosehip Cleanser and Swiss Apple Serum. There seems to be some white labeling going on. TIA, can someone research this?

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